Farmlands Real Estate grows its West Coast presence

Farmlands Co-operative will once again be offering real estate services to its West Coast shareholders, after  announcing the purchase of Ray White’s real estate businesses in Hokitika and Westport.

The announcement in August brought experienced agents and property managers to the Farmlands Real Estate team. They are based in Hokitika, Greymouth, Westport and Karamea. Farmlands Real Estate General Manager, Jason Wills says the co-operative’s growth strategy is to provide real estate services to all of provincial New Zealand.

“We have recruited an outstanding team who live the Farmlands values, know the local market, are experienced agents and have a long-established connection with the local community,” says Jason.

“This acquisition allows us to continue to grow the residential and rental management business and also provide expert real estate services to customers looking at lifestyle and rural real estate opportunities.”

Farmlands Real Estate has grown considerably in recent years and now offers real estate services to 95 percent of provincial New Zealand.

Jason says the West Coast announcement is exciting for both the co-operative and West Coast shareholders. “We have an amazing bunch of shareholders on the West Coast and we are delighted to once again have a physical real estate presence here,” he says.

“It was only a few years ago that Farmlands Hokitika won Branch of the Year, out of 82 stores nationwide. “We want to support our shareholders through every stage of farm ownership and real estate is the bookend to that cycle.

“This announcement and the calibre of real estate experts who’ve joined our team sets us up to better service the West Coast’s rural sector,” says Jason.

Farmlands Real Estate will offer real estate and property management services from:

  • Hokitika: 5 Weld Street
  • Greymouth: 30 Herbert Street
  • Westport: 196 Palmerston Street